RICHMOND ? A man was shot and killed Friday evening in the Iron Triangle, authorities said.

Officers received a ShotSpotter notification from the 900 block on Ninth Street, near Lincoln Avenue in the Triangle Court housing complex, at 6:51 p.m. Friday, the Richmond Police Department said in a news release. There, officers found Richmond resident Joe Frank Walker III, 44, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Richmond Fire Department and AMR paramedics provided emergency care, but Walker was declared dead at the scene.

Officers are investigating whether the shooting was connected to an argument that allegedly took place beforehand, the department said in its news release, adding that ?detectives know there were other people present when the shooting happened.?
The killing is Richmond?s 17th homicide of the year, including an April police shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department, including its anonymous tip line at 510-307-8177.